"If I could explain Contemporary dance, I wouldn't have to dance it!" - Martha Graham
Junior Lyrical Age 8-12 years
Contemporary, lyrical for younger dancers is a great introduction to the style with a focus on free movement, strength and stamina building. Complimenting the RAD ballet work, these classes allow for a slightly less-codified but hugely enjoyable experience in flowing, lyrical movement. Flexibility and strength are key to developing in contemporary as well as learning to perform fun and challenging turns, jumps and combinations to popular music.
Senior Contemporary Age 13+ years
As a development from Junior Lyrical, Senior Contemporary classes continue to build on more challenging steps, dances and skills with a focus on strong, contemporary technique. The vast majority of ballet companies are now looking for both classical and contemporary trained dancers and so knowledge of this style is invaluable!